Bethonie Butler, The Washington Post Published 12:09 pm, Monday, June 25, 2018 At first glance, "Set It Up" - Netflix's original movie about two overworked assistants who scheme to pair up their demanding bosses - seems like yet another cheesy romantic comedy. And in some ways, it is. It's also one of the best movies on Netflix (or anywhere else) right now. If you're a Netflix subscriber, chances are you've seen a promo for "Set It Up," which follows Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) as they try to get their high-powered bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs, respectively) to date each other. Liu plays Kirsten, a successful ESPN sports reporter running a digital start-up; Diggs's Rick is a venture capitalist and kind of a jerk. You can probably guess what happens next, and that's totally OK because the movie is just delightful. Netflix does not share ratings information - unless it's shaming the very dedicated fans of questionable Christmas movies - but, … [Read more...] about Should you watch ‘Set It Up,’ the rom-com that Netflix really wants you to see?
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Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post Published 7:47 am, Monday, May 28, 2018 Photo: U.S. Army Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Army Secretary Mark Esper, shown touring the Watervliet Arsenal in New York in March, says the Army must begin modernizing now to outmatch potential adversaries, including Russia and China. Army Secretary Mark Esper, shown touring the Watervliet Arsenal in New York in March, says the Army must begin modernizing now to outmatch potential adversaries, including Russia and China. Photo: U.S. Army Trump's top Army appointee wants faster innovation - can his service make it happen? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WARREN, Mich. - Army Secretary Mark Esper climbed into the back of an experimental Bradley Fighting Vehicle on a recent afternoon, donning a helmet with plans to observe the armored … [Read more...] about Trump’s top Army appointee wants faster innovation
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 10:56 am, Sunday, April 22, 2018 Photo: Cube, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: My husband's sister, "Kate," is expecting her second child. They have a 3-year-old girl. My husband and I have two girls, 8 and 6. At our house this week, Kate talked extensively about her hopes that this next baby is a boy. Some of her reasons are cultural -- her husband comes from an ethnic background known for valuing maleness highly -- but otherwise all she says is, "Of course, everybody wants one of each." We didn't feel that way -- we just wanted healthy kids and were excited to welcome whoever came our way. Our 8-year-old overheard the conversation and has passed what she heard along to her sister in daily chitchat. I am wondering how to talk to her about what she overheard and help her to make sense of it in a way that doesn't vilify her aunt and … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Mom of two girls knows not ‘everybody’ wishes for a boy
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader PowerPost Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Paul Kane by Paul Kane Email the author April 14 at 7:30 AM Email the author House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) speaks during a news conference March 14. In the race to succeed Paul D. Ryan as House speaker, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has one major enemy: time. Ryan’s decision to not run for reelection sets up an unusually long race to choose his successor, creating a campaign that is out in the open but almost in a state of … [Read more...] about If Kevin McCarthy wants to be speaker, this may be his biggest obstacle
By Stephanie Bodoni Published 4:06 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg will discuss the crisis with the EU justice commissioner. Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg will discuss the crisis with the EU justice commissioner. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images 2017 European Union officials want answers on Facebook data scandal 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Facebook officials will be traveling — or at least making phone calls — to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million people in the European Union might have been shared with a consulting firm that worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is planing a call … [Read more...] about European Union officials want answers on Facebook data scandal